If you’ve been hesitant to see The Color Purple, or just haven’t had time to check out the Broadway hit, well, you’ve only got two months left to catch it.
The Tony Award-winning play based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is set to close January 8. The play has received tons of praise, with Cynthia Erivo making her Broadway debut as Celie and earning a Tony for best actress in a musical.
The cast has also included Jennifer Holliday, Jennifer Hudson, Heather Headley, and Danielle Brooks, who received a Tony nomination for her role as Sofia.
Erivo and Holliday are expected to perform for the duration of the show, while Brooks is set to exit in November. The Broadway musical, which critics couldn’t stop raving about, did well during its first weeks and the holidays, grossing about $1 million each week, but its momentum soon slowed.
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According to The New York Times, a producer told the publication that last week, the play grossed $670,377 and ticket sales have been steady since May. A national tour, which starts in 2017, is expected to bring in additional income.
Still, when the show closes it will have had a good run with 33 previews and 449 regular performances, landed two Tonys, and received tons of acclaim, often with critics placing it ahead of its previous incarnation. Not too bad.